These are the steps I took to make the video “letter” to my sixteen year old self.
I first used Photo Booth on my iMac to record my video. In Photo Booth I used the comic book filter (that’s my favorite). I then opened up iMovie to begin editing.
I began by selecting the background that I wanted for my title and credits screen. As you’ll see I later changed my mind. To select this I clicked the maps & backgrounds option on the left hand side. I then selected how I wanted my title by choosing one from the title option. To insert these into my actual movie all I had to do was drag what I wanted to the bottom portion of the screen. You can extend or decrease the length of the tittle and credits by dragging them left to right.From there I imported the video I made in Photo Booth.
I then chose to change the filter on the video by using the options at the top of the video photo. I did this to enhance the photo quality. I also edited the font by selecting from the options that appeared above the text box.
I then inserted my transitioning slide by dragging down the one I wanted in between the tittle background and my actual video. Here is where I decided to change my initial background. I figured this one flowed more with the video. After doing all of that I inserted some music to the background from the iTunes option on the left. I chose two songs since my video was a little long. I then inserted another transition slide and began working on my credits. Again I had to insert a background and tittle from the options on the left. To slow my credits down I extended the length of the background.
Once your credits are all done, play the video and make sure you like the outcome. If you do go ahead and save it. Upload it to youtube in order to get a like to insert into your blog post.
To see my final outcome, click here.